Ohio Issue 2, Voter Residency Requirement (1970)

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The Ohio Voter Residency Requirement Amendment, also known as Issue 2, appeared on the November 3, 1970 ballot in Ohio as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1] This amendment reduces the voter residency requirement from one year to six months.

Election results

Ohio Issue 2 (1970)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 1,702,600 61.34%
No1,073,05838.66%

Election results via the Ohio Secretary of State.[2]

Text of measure

See also: Article V, Section 1, of the Ohio Constitution

The language appeared on the ballot as:[3][4]

To reduce the voter residency requirement from one year to six months.

Shall Section 1 of Article V of the Constitution of Ohio be amended to reduce the state residency requirement to become a qualified elector from one year to six months? If adopted, the amendment becomes effective January 1, 1971, and the existing section shall be repealed from such effective date.[5]

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